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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Mariella Finetti Sialer

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 0805583400-213
E-mail: mariella.finetti@ibbr.cnr.it


Name: Mariella Matilde Finetti Sialer

Address: Via Amendola, N° 165/A c.a.p. 70126, Bari, Italy

Phone: +39 080 5583400 / int. 213

Fax: +39-080 5587566

E-mail: mariella.finetti@ibbr.cnr.it

Nationality: Italian

Place and date of birth: Lima, Peru’ 18 July 1958

Research interests: My research program explores basic molecular mechanisms active during plant and pathogens interactions, with particular attention to virus and plant nematode diseases. Functional genomics tools are used to investigate these interactions. Furthermore, innovative technologies were developed to study plant biodiversity and their gene expression, as well as for the detection and diagnosis of emerging or endemic plant diseases and nematodes. I am also involved in studies on the fungal root endophyte Pochonia chlamydosporia and on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), either on basic and applied aspects. These microorganisms are used as microbial inoculants for plant growth and as biological disease control. The latter research is carried out through an international collaboration with researchers of La Molina University, Peru.

Publications

Manzanilla-López, R.H., Esteves, I., Finetti-Sialer, M.M., M., Hirsch, P.R., Ward, E., Devonshire, J. and Hidalgo, L. 2013. Pochonia chlamydosporia: Advances and challenges to improve its performance as a biological control agent of sedentary endo-parasitic nematodes. Journal of Nematology 45 (1): 1-7.

Catalano, D., Cillo F., and Finetti-Sialer, M.M. 2012. In silico prediction of virus-derived small interfering RNAs and their putative host messenger targets in Solanum lycopersicum infected by different potato virus Y isolates. EMBnet.journal volumen 18. Supplement A.

Murga-Gutierrez, S. N., Colagiero, M., Rosso L. C., Finetti-Sialer, M. M., and Ciancio, A. 2012 Root-knot nematodes from asparagus and associated biological antagonists in Peru. Nematropica 42, 57-62.

Catalano, D., Pignone, D., Sonnante, G., and Finetti-Sialer, M.M. 2012 In-silico and in-vivo analyses of EST databases unveil conserved miRNAs from Carthamus tinctorius and Cynara cardunculus. BMC Bioinformatic. Vol 13, S4:S12.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Mascia T., Cillo F., Vovlas C., and Gallitelli D., 2012. Biological and molecular characterization of a recombinant isolate of Watermelon Mosaic Virus associated with a watermelon necrotic disease in Italy. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 132:317-322.

Rosso L., Finetti-Sialer, M.M., Hirsch P., Ciancio A., Kerry B. & Clark I. 2011. Transcriptome analysis shows differential gene expression in the saprotrophic to parasitic transition of Pochonia chlamydosporia. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 90, 1981-94.

Mascia T., Cillo F., Fanelli V., Finetti-Sialer M.M., De Stradis A., & Gallitelli D., 2010. Characterization of the synergistic and antagonistic interactions between Cucumber mosaic virus, its satellite RNA and Potato virus Y in mixed infections in tomato. Molecular Plant - Microbe Interactions (23) 11, 1514-24.

Acquadro A., Papanice M., Lanteri S., Bottalico G., Portis E., Campanale A., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Mascia T., Sumerano P. & Gallitelli D. 2010. Production and fingerprinting of virus-free clones in a reflowering globe artichoke. Plant Cell Tissue and Organs Cult 100, 329-337.

Mascia T., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Cillo F., & Gallitelli D. 2010. Biological and molecular characterization of a recombinant isolate of Potato virus Y associated with a tomato necrotic disease occurring in Italy. Journal of Plant Pathology 92 (1), 131-8.

Ciancio A., Scippa S., Finetti-Sialer M.M., De Candia A., Avallone B., & De Vincentiis, M. 2008. Redescription of Cardiosporidium cionae (Van Gaver and Stephan, 1907) (Apicomplexa: Piroplasmida), a plasmodial parasite of ascidian haemocytes. European Journal of Protistology, 44, 181-196.

Bubici G., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Mascia T. Amenduni M., Cirulli M., Gallitelli D. 2008. First report in Italy of a tomato resistance - breaking strain of Tomato spotted wilt virus from Chrysanthemum. Journal of Plant Pathology, 90, 149.

Bubici G., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Mascia T., Amenduni M., Cirulli M. & Gallitelli D. 2008. Presenza di ceppi “Resistance - Breaking” di Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) su colture di crisantemo in Puglia. Protezione delle Colture 1, 22-24.

Cillo F., Pasciuto M. M., De Giovanni C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Ricciardi L., and Gallitelli D. 2007. Response of tomato and its wild relatives in the genus Solanum to cucumber mosaic virus and satellite RNA combinations. The Journal of general virology, 88 (11), 3166-3176.

Fanelli V. Cariddi, C. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2007. Selective detection of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato using dot blot hybridization and real-time PCR. Plant Pathology, 56, 683-691.

Rosso L. C., Ciancio, A. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2007. Application of molecular methods for detection of Pochonia chlamydosporia from soil. Nematropica, 37, 1-8.

Ciancio A., Rosso L., Loffredo A. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2006. Osservazioni sull’efficacia e persistenza di trattamenti a base dell’ifomicete Pochonia chlamydosporia contro nematodi galligeni. Atti Giornate Fitopatologiche 2006, I: 255-262.

Cillo F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Fanelli V., and Gallitelli D. 2005. CMV- and PVY-mediated RNA silencing in mixed infections in tomato. Journal of Plant Pathology, 87 (4; Suppl.), 277.

Ciancio A., Loffredo A., Paradies F., Turturo C. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2005. Detection of Meloidogyne incognita and Pochonia chlamydosporia by fluorogenic molecular probes. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 35, 157-164.

Ciancio A., Loffredo A., Rosso L., Turturo C. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2005. Osservazioni sull’uso di sonde molecolari nello studio epidemiologico di nematodi e antagonisti biologici. Nematologia mediterranea 33 (Suppl.):105-110.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Ciancio A. 2005. Isolate-Specific Detection of Grapevine fanleaf virus from Xiphinema index through DNA-Based Molecular Probes. Phytopathology 95 (3) 262-268.

Ciuffo M., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Gallitelli D. and Turina M. 2005. First report in Italy of a resistance breaking strain of Tomato spotted wilt virus infecting tomato cultivars carrying the Sw5 resistance gene. Plant pathology 54, 564.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., J. Mërkuri, G. Tauro, A. Myrtaand D. Gallitelli. 2005. Viruses of vegetable crops in Albania. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 35: 491-495.

Gallitelli D., Finetti-Sialer M.M., and Martelli G.P. 2005. Anulavirus, a proposed new genus of plant viruses in the family Bromoviridae. Archives of virology 150 (2) 407-411.

Cillo F., Finetti-Sialer M. M., and Gallitelli D. 2004. Effects of cucumber mosaic virus and potato virus Y mixed infections on the suppression of satellite RNA - induced gene silencing in transgenic tomato plants. Journal of Plant Pathology, 86(4), 314.

Cillo F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Papanice M.A., and Gallitelli D., 2004. Analysis of mechanisms involved in the Cucumber mosaic virus satellite RNA-mediated transgenic resistance in tomato plants. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 17, 98-108.

Gallitelli D., Guario A., Sumerano P., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A., Papanice M., Vovlas C., Di Geronimo A. and Lasorella V. 2004. Indagine sulla eco-epidemiologia di virus delle ortive in Provincia di Brindisi. Informatore fitopatologico 54 (5), 53-58.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Cillo F., and Gallitelli D. 2004. Molecular characterization of a tomato isolate of impatiens necrotic spot virus. Journal of Plant Pathology, 86(4), 319.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D., 2003. Complete nucleotide sequence of Pelargonium zonate spot virus and its relationship with the family Bromoviridae. Journal of General Virology 84: 3143-3151.

Fanelli V. Cariddi C., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 2003. Molecular diagnosis of Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato. Journal of plant Pathology 85 (4), 307.

Maimone Mancarello B.A., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Li Destri Nicosia M.G., Del Sorbo G. and Cacciola S. 2003. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Diaporthe helianthi. Journal of Plant Pathology 85 (4), 293.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Ciancio A. 2003. Quantitative Real Time RT-PCR assay of Grapevine fanleaf Virus from single specimens of Xiphinema index. Journal of Nematology 35 : (3), 338.

Schena L., Finetti-Sialer M. M. and Gallitelli D. 2002. Molecular detection of strain L47 of Aureobasidium pullulans, a biocontrol agent of postharvest diseases. Plant Disease 86: 54-60.

Finetti-Sialer M.M, Lanave C., Padula M., Vovlas C. and Gallitelli D. 2002. Occurrence of two distinct Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Subgroups in Southern Italy. Journal of Plant Pathology 84 (3), 145-152.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Ciancio A. 2002. Detection of GFLV in Xiphinema index with DNA-based fluorescent probes. Nematology 4:160.

Bottalico G., Padula M., Campanale A., Finetti-Sialer M.M., F. Saccomanno F. and Gallitelli D. 2002. Seed transmission of Artichoke Italian latent virus and Artichoke latent virus in globe artichoke. Journal of Plant Pathology 84(3), 167.

Paradies F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A. and Gallitelli D. 2001. Presenza in Puglia del virus del mosaico del cetriolo su carciofo. Informatore fitopatologico 51(1-2), 61-64

Acotto, G.P., Vaira, A.M., Vecchiati, M., Finetti Sialer, M.M., Gallitelli, D., and Davino, M. 2001. First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Italy. Plant Disease, 85(11), p 1208.

Vovlas C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A. and Gallitelli D. 2001. L’accartocciamento fogliare giallo del pomodoro approda in Puglia. L’Informatore Agrario 57 (6), 61-63.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A., Vovlas C. and Gallitelli D. 2001. First report of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in Apulia (Southern Italy). Journal of Plant Pathology 83 (2) 148.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 2001. Identificazione dei patogeni delle piante in tempo reale. Informatore fitopatologico 6: 58-62.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 2000. The occurrence of Impatiens necrotic spot virus and tomato spotted wilt virus in mixed infection in tomato. Journal of Plant Pathology 82(3), 244.

Paradies F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A. and Gallitelli D. 2000. First report on the occurrence of cucumber mosaic virus in artichoke in Italy. Journal of Plant Pathology 82(3), 244.

Paradies F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Gallitelli D., Castellano M.A., Di Franco A., Digiaro M., Martelli G.P. and Yilmaz M.A. 2000. Partial characterization of cucumber mosaic virus isolates from citrus and grapevine. Journal of Plant Pathology 82 (2), 133-145.

Parrella G., Lanave C., Marchoux G., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A. and Gallitelli D. 2000. Evidence for two distinct subgroups of Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) from France and Italy and their relationships with other AMV strains. Archives of Virology 145, 2659-67.

Ciancio A., Leonetti P. and Finetti-Sialer M.M. 2000. Detection of nematode antagonistic bacteria by fluorogenic molecular probes. EPPO Bull. 30:563-569.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Ciancio A. and Gallitelli D. 2000. Use of fluorogenic Scorpions for fast and sensitive detection of plant viruses. EPPO Bull. 30:437-440.

Schena L., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 2000. Specific identification of Aureobasidium pullulans L47 using PCR and molecular scorpion. EPPO Bull. 30 : 559-562.

Finetti Sialer M.M., G. Parrella, M. A. Papanice, F. Paradies, C. Vovlas and D. Gallitelli. 2000. Biodiversity of viruses infecting tomato in Italy: Methods for diagnosis and diversification. EPPO Bulletin 30(2), 301-304.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Cillo F., Barbarossa L. and Gallitelli D. 1999. Differentiation of cucumber mosaic virus subgroups by RT-PCR RFLP. Journal of Plant Pathology 81(2), 145-148.

Nigro F., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 1999. Transformation of Metschnikowia pulcherrima 320, biocontrol agent of storage rots, with the green fluorescent protein gene, GFP. Journal of Plant Pathology 81 (3), 205-208.

Schena L., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 1999. Preparation of molecular tools to monitor the L47 strain of Aureobasidium pullulans. Journal of Plant Pathology 81(3), 238.

Papanice M., Lasorella V., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Geronimo A., Sumerano P., Di Franco A., Guario A., Vovlas C. and Gallitelli D. 1999. Occurrence of tomato spotted wilt virus in plants and thrips collected in Apulia (Southern Italy). Journal of Plant Pathology 81(3), 236.

Parrella G., Lanave C., Marchoux G., Finetti-Sialer M.M., A. Di Franco and D. Gallitelli. 1999. Biodiversity of Italian and French strains of Alfalfa mosaic virus and their differentiation by RT-PCR-RFLP. Journal of Plant Pathology 81(3), 236.

Nigro F., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Gallitelli D. 1998. Transformation of the postharvest biocontrol agent Metschnikowia pulcherrima with the green fluorescent protein gene, GFP. Journal of Plant Pathology 80 (3), 261.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Franco A., Papanice M.A. and Gallitelli D. 1997. Tomato necrotic yellows induced by a novel strain of alfalfa mosaic virus. Journal of Plant Pathology 79 (2), 115-120.

De Giorgi C., Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Lamberti F. 1994. Formalin-induced infidelity in PCR-amplified fragments. Molecular and cellular probes 8, 459-462.

De Giorgi C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1994. Identification of plant parasitic nematodes by PCR amplification of DNA fragments. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO, Bulletin 24: 447-451.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., De Giorgi C., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1993. Preliminary studies on the large subunit of rRNA in plant parasitic nematodes. Italian Journal of Biochemistry, 42:332-333.

De Giorgi C., De Luca F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1992. Geni per le cuticline nei nematodi fitoparassiti. Aspetti molecolari e fisiologici delle interazioni pianta patogeno. Petria 2, 235-236.

De Giorgi C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1992. A fragment of the large subunit of the rRNA gene amplified by polymerase chain reaction in individual nematodes. Nematologia mediterranea 20, 149-152.

De Giorgi C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1992. PCR amplification of mtDNA as an approach to nematodes taxonomy. Nematropica 22, 124.

Finetti-Sialer M.M., De Luca F., Di Vito M., De Giorgi C. and Lamberti F. 1991. The presence of cuticline genes in plant parasitic nematodes. Journal of Nematology 23, 529.

De Giorgi C., De Luca F., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Di Vito M. and Lamberti F. 1991. DNA fragments as molecular probes for the diagnosis of plant parasitic nematodes. Nematologia mediterranea 19, 131-134.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. 1990. Histopathological changes induced by Nacobbus aberrans in resistant and susceptible potato roots. Révue de Nématologie 13, 155-160.

Finetti-Sialer M.M. and Jatala P. 1985. Histopathological changes caused by Nacobbus aberrans Thorne and Allen in roots of potato. Fitopatologia 21, 13-14.

 

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